When you read or watch the news about the real estate market, it may seem reasonable to make the assumption that the information applies equally to your street or community. But, that isn’t always true. In fact, the characteristics of your local real estate market can differ in many respects from the regional or national market. Say the regional real estate market is most active during certain months of the year. That might be true of your neighbourhood, too. But, there may also be some caveats. If, for example, buyers are eagerly awaiting listings to come up in your community, then that micro market might heat up faster than other areas in the region. Knowing how your local market works and how it differs from the larger regional market is crucial…

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The Canadian real estate market offers a unique landscape for investors and homebuyers alike. One avenue that garners attention is purchasing foreclosed properties. Foreclosures, while often associated with challenges, can present lucrative opportunities for those who understand the process. In this guide, we'll delve into the nuances of buying foreclosures in Canada, offering insights and tips to navigate this complex but potentially rewarding market.

Understanding Foreclosures: Foreclosure occurs when a homeowner defaults on their mortgage payments, leading the lender to seize the property. In Canada, foreclosures are governed by provincial laws, each with its own set of regulations and procedures. It's crucial to choose a Realtor® with knowledge…

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So you've decided to jump head first into purchasing a home. Congratulations! It's time to take the first step in your home buying journey - getting a mortgage pre-approval to find out how much house you can actually afford.

You may be tempted to run to your bank and start the mortgage application process but there is another way that has some major advantages. Working with a Mortgage Broker is a great alternative and here are my top reasons why.

  • Mortgage brokers compare loans and rates from multiple lenders to offer you a greater selection whereas a traditional bank can only offer you their mortgage products.
  • Mortgage brokers (like Realtors) have your undivided loyalty and work in your best interest.
  • They may be able to offer you a discounted…

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With spring finally on the horizon, our minds turn to purging and cleaning. If you find yourself moving house or looking to get rid of some things this year, please consider the options below.
Edmonton Reuse Centre One of my favourite places to donate bits and bobs from around your house! It's free to shop at the REUSE Centre and they are committed to keep useful items out of the landfill and give them a second life. If you have children, this is a craft supply paradise. SPCA Donate your clean linens. The SPCA accepts towels, flat sheets and blankets (without stuffing). You can find additional items in demand on their website. Find This is a not for profit collecting furniture and household items to help Edmontonian's transition…

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Edmonton boasts a rich architectural heritage that reflects its diverse history and cultural influences. From historic landmarks to contemporary marvels, the city's skyline is adorned with an array of architectural styles that captivate residents and visitors alike. For those interested in real estate in Edmonton, understanding the distinct characteristics of each architectural style can provide valuable insights into the city's neighborhoods and housing market. Here's a comprehensive guide to the architectural styles you'll encounter in Edmonton:

 

1. **Craftsman**: Characterized by its emphasis on craftsmanship and natural materials, Craftsman homes are a staple of Edmonton's residential landscape. These charming residences often feature…

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How much would Your Home Sell for Today!

If you’re considering selling your home soon, you will want to know how much it is likely to sell for in today’s market. Even if selling is the furthest thing from your mind, you may be curious to know how much your property is worth.
How can you find out? Ask us.

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Setting Emotions Aside When Selling

 
 
 
Imagine shopping for a used car. You find one that you like and while negotiating the price, the seller gets sentimental. He shares happy memories of family picnics, his kids’ soccer games and other adventures with the vehicle. Then he demands a higher price. After all, he couldn’t possibly part with it for anything less.
Are you likely to pay for his sentimental value? Probably not. Yet the same thing often happens when selling a home.

It’s normal for homeowners to form an emotional attachment to their property. It can be very difficult to watch their home being treated as a product…

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